Chapter 580: Battle of Destinies!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Shi Tianhao calmly stood where he was. His form was evidently different from his form before.
He did not display his terrifying form earlier on. After Shi Tianhao had perfectly merged his Fleece of the Grand Sage, Heaven-Shaking Thunderstorm, and his other attacks into his physical body, he no longer exhibited the Thunderstorm Avatar and the Golden Great Beast Form.
His form earlier was his cultivation form and not his battling form.
Now, Shi Tianhao’s originally jade-white appearance began to glow with a faint golden light. Underneath his skin, a greenish-purple light flashed non-stop.
However, his body did not change. He was still a tall, young man.
However, the vitality and strength in his blazing hot body were like an active volcano that could not stop erupting. Such power made worried all cultivators below the Immortal Soul stage.
The power of his physical body surpassed that of late Nascent Soul stage cultivators who had merged their cosmic forms together with their physical body.
Looking at Shi Tianhao before them, they were deeply moved.
Shi Tianyi too appeared different compared to before. His skin shone with a golden light like a Buddha statue.
He had mastered the ultimate defensive Buddhist move, the Unmovable Nagaraja Buddha Cloak, which pushed his body to its limits.
An immovable, eternal and indestructible power began to appear.
However, at this moment, Shi Tianyi’s golden Buddha statue-like body began to crack!
The Unmovable Nagaraja Buddha Cloak was broken. During the exchange of blows just now, Shi Tianhao whacked Shi Tianyi’s Unmovable Nagaraja Buddha Cloak like a hammer smashing a walnut. Through sheer force, he was able to crack the Unmovable Nagaraja Buddha Cloak!
Looking at this scene, the onlookers all took in a deep breath.
To be frank, had Shi Tianyi not cultivated the ultimate defensive move of the Great Thunderclap Temple and instead, the defensive move of some other sect, he may have been beaten to a bloody pulp by Shi Tianaho.
Thinking about it here, the hearts of every single cultivator under the Immortal Soul stage chilled. If they were in Shi Tianyi’s position, they would have been beaten to death by Shi Tianhao.
Even the Celestial Sect of Wonders looked at this scene with shock.
Xiao Yan thought about the spar they had when they just entered the Foundation Establishment stage a long time ago.
Then, Shi Tianhao was only four to five years old. He had already exhibited an enormous amount of physical prowess. When they battled, Xiao Yan knew that in a strictly physical fight he would have been defeated.
He looked at Wang Lin and Zhu Yi, both of whom were in their Nascent Soul stage, and asked, “Do you two dare to battle Little Junior using only physical strength?”
Zhu Yi, who was normally a very calm person, glared at him and said, “If I go insane, then maybe.”
Wang Lin thought about it carefully for a while and said, “The Yellow Springs will not die. I can only guarantee that Little Junior won’t be able to kill me. However, even after my body turns into the Yellow Spring, I cannot fight head-on. Before the Yellow Spring can eradicate his physical prowess, I’m sure that he will have destroyed it.”
Xiao Yan turned his head to look at Yue Hongyan. The red-haired girl, normally fearless, smiled bitterly and said, “After I reach the late-Aurous Core stage, I may be able to battle him using the Golden Dragon Demon Battle Pole-Ax. I don’t dare to take him head-on in a purely physical brawl.”
Xiao Zhener, who stood by the side, smiled and said, “Brother Xiao Yan, you are the only one in the same stage as him. What about yourself?”
He did not care that his own disciples were behind. Xiao Yan chewed on a stalk of grass in his mouth and said casually, “It’s simple. I can’t beat the little b*stard in a battle of physical strength and prowess. In an all-out fight, I can use my Tri Fire Lotus to bombard him into oblivion. If I fail, I will die.”
The Celestial Sect of Wonders burst into a discussion. Shi Tianyi, who was in the arena, had the deepest impression of Shi Tianhao’s strength.
He lowered his head to look at the cracks on his golden body as his eyes flashed. “I can’t believe that you are this strong.”
Earlier on, in the Void Battleground, the Marquis of Jinghuan did not use all of his powers. However, as a late-Nascent Soul stage cultivator of the Martial Way, he was still unable to crack Shi Tianyi’s Unmovable Nagaraja Buddha Cloak till it looked like a wrecked statue despite his physical prowess.
At this moment, Shi Tianyi’s Unmovable Nagaraja Buddha Cloak was broken. The indestructible and unmovable power gradually began to disappear.
He quickly withdrew the Unmovable Nagaraja Buddha Cloak and said, “I’ve heard for a long while that your physical strength is terrifying. Hence, I want to see it for myself. It appears that the rumors are true. Since that’s the case, I shan’t let you touch me anymore.”
Shi Tianhao smiled and said, “Do you think I won’t be able to touch your body just because you say so?”
As he said that, he rushed towards Shi Tianyi as quickly as a bolt of lightning. In the blink of an eye, he was next to Shi Tianyi as he punched out.
Both pupils in Shi Tianyi’s right eye flashed as a golden light spread from it. It turned into fog and in the fog, numerous runes appeared and floated in mid-air. They began to organize themselves into paragraphs as they started to form a world.
“Are you trying to create a false world?” Shi Tianhao suddenly became alert as he stopped himself.
Shi Tianyi looked at him calmly and said, “What’s wrong? Can’t you differentiate between reality and illusion? Are you afraid that I’m actually an illusion? Are you afraid of entering the world I created and hence falling under my control?”
“Speaking from the heart, your senior Wang Lin’s soul is extremely powerful,” said Shi Tianyi quietly. “My right eye isn’t very effective against him, particularly since he was prepared.”
Shi Tianyi’s tone was slow and casual. It was almost as if he was talking about daily matters to Shi Tianhao. “However, you are different. Your soul is ordinary and the disparity between our souls is too wide. You cannot differentiate between reality and illusion.”
Shi Tianhao bared his teeth and said with a smile, “Don’t talk so much crap. If you dare, come over.”
“Do you think that my polycoria is used only for defense? Do you think that as long as you don’t come near to me, you won’t be hurt?” Shi Tianyi said quietly. “You are wrong, fatally wrong. Ever since my right eye gazed at you, you have already been trapped in the world I created.”
In the next instant, Shi Tianhao suddenly heard Shi Tianyi’s voice from behind his back. He could even feel Shi Tianyi’s breath on his neck.
“Now, do you understand?” Another Shi Tianyi appeared just inches away from Shi Tianhao. In his hand, a light blazed crazily. It was both fog and electricity. He smashed it straight towards the back of Shi Tianhao’s head!
At this moment, Shi Tianhao smiled, “You are the wrong who misunderstand.”
As he said that, he vigorously turned his body around. His right hand was clenched in a fist and as he raised his arm, his right fist was like a hammer smashing down towards Shi Tianyi!
Shi Tianhao’s punch directly blew apart space itself. Numerous spiritual energies were destroyed. Heaven, Earth, Wind, Thunder, Water, Fire, Mountain and Pond all flashed into existence before heading straight for oblivion. From their destruction, a terrifying, unlimited power appeared. The energy burst forth!
Heavenly Hammer of the Eight Trigrams!
Shi Tianhao’s hammer was extremely fast. Despite attacking later, it was quicker than Shi Tianyi’s attack. Before Shi Tianyi’s right hand reached his head, Shi Tianhao had already punched his mid-section.
Shi Tianyi, who had shed his Unmovable Nagaraja Buddha Cloak flew back immediately with blood spewing out from his mouth.
Looking at this scene, Yue Hongyan’s eyes flashed. Lin Feng did not turn his head back. Instead, he said with a smile, “It appears that Hongyan had learned something.”
Yue Hongyan replied, “Master, after I learned the Heavenly Hammer of the Eight Trigrams from you, I can only form the Resounding Thunder Hammer, the Sturdy Mountain Hammer and the Expansive Earth Hammer. Now, as I look at Shi Tianhao’s perfect Heavenly Hammer of the Eight Trigrams, I learned much. I believe a few days of self-study and reflection will greatly benefit me.”
Lin Feng smiled and said, “It’s best for you to figure this out by yourself.”
Yue Hongyan bowed and said, “Yes, master.”
On the Great Qin Empire’s side, Shi Chongyun nodded his head and said, “While Shi Tianyi’s right eye can form a false world, the world is not meant for offense. Even if he creates an illusion of attack, it can only control his enemy, rather than harm or kill him.”
“If he wants to attack, Shi Tianyi must make the move himself.”
Shi Chongyun then said, “If he cast the spell from afar, then it’s still okay. However, he went to attack Shi Tianhao from a close distance. He did not expect Shi Tianhao to react so quickly to the point where his counter-attack was faster than Shi Tianyi’s own attack. Without the Unmovable Nagaraja Buddha Cloak, Shi Tianyi is now at a severe disadvantage.”
Shi Xingyun, by his side, said, “Brother, Shi Tianyi is not so simple.”
“Oh?” Shi Chongyun knew that his sister was special. While her mastery may not be as good as his, her soul was exceptionally powerful.
Hearing Shi Xingyun’s words, he immediately turned his focus back to the Dragon Battle Arena.
As he watched Shi Tianyi fly back because of Shi Tianhao’s punch, he noticed that Shi Tianhao did not follow up with more attacks. Instead, he lowered his head and looked at his fist.
“Cunning indeed. However, did I hit an illusion?”
A third Shi Tianyi appeared not too far from where he was. His expression was calm as he said, “Naturally, I know that you are exceptionally powerful physically. Hence, why would I stupidly go near you?”
Shi Tianhao waved his hand and said, “Oh, then what do you plan to do? Have a staring match with me till one of us die from hunger?”
“Don’t worry, it’s coming,” Shi Tianyi smiled as the void began to vibrate.
Shi Tianhao swept his surrounding telepathically. He could only feel that many new items appeared in the void. However, they weren’t spiritual energy or mana. Not only was it hard to see them, he could barely sense them.
“Do you want to attack me with your soul’s power?” Shi Tianhao’e entire body began to brim with energy and a cloak of red light covered his body. Approaching him was extremely difficult.
Power cultivators of the Martial Way had strong vital spirits. They burned as hot as the sun and their souls were deeply connected to their strong, physical body. Sometimes, they would be able to resist soul-based spells.
With this move, Shi Tianhao’s eyes narrowed into slits.
Around him, he could see hundreds, even thousands, of specter-light shadows. Every single of them was Shi Tianyi!
When onlookers saw this, even the Immortal Soul stage elders furrowed their brows.
Everyone had a soul, but only one. However, Shi Tianyi managed to produce thousands of them!